In March 2019, SeasonWatch held its second bioblitz event called the Spring Tree Quest. The idea of this event was to rapidly collect phenology data on the common and widespread trees of India. March is generally the time of flowering for many woody plant species and we hoped to capture this aspect of plant phenology through the data contributed by SeasonWatchers..
The Spring Tree Quest saw participation from across the country! 137 individuals,
50 schools &
contributed data on 14706
trees from 22 states
and 5 union territorries!
Here are the results of the Spring Tree Quest
The top 5 individual contributors from across India are given below. The top count was almost 800!
The top 5 school/college contributors from across India are given below. We had a repeat top contributor school from the state of Kerala!
The top 5 states are given below. Kerala topped the list again, as in the previous Tree Quest, with > 9000 entries
Here are the top five species monitored across the country
45% of all trees with the open flower phenology were flowering during the Spring Tree Quest. Here is the phenology of some of the more popular flowering trees during the Spring Tree Quest